Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter

Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter

Jakob Ehn

Language: English

Pages: 72

ISBN: 1849688389

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Your quick start guide to TFS 2012, top features, and best practices with hands on examples

Overview

  • Install TFS 2012 from scratch
  • Get up and running with your first project
  • Streamline release cycles for maximum productivity

In Detail

Team Foundation Server 2012 is Microsoft's leading ALM tool, integrating source control, work item and process handling, build automation, and testing.

This practical "Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter Guide" will provide you with clear step-by-step exercises covering all major aspects of the product. This is essential reading for anyone wishing to set up, organize, and use TFS server.

This hands-on guide looks at the top features in Team Foundation Server 2012, starting with a quick installation guide and then moving into using it for your software development projects. Manage your team projects with Team Explorer, one of the many new features for 2012.

Covering all the main features in source control to help you work more efficiently, including tools for branching and merging, we will delve into the Agile Planning Tools for planning your product and sprint backlogs.

Learn to set up build automation, allowing your team to become faster, more streamlined, and ultimately more productive with this "Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter Guide".

What you will learn from this book

  • Install TFS 2012 on premise
  • Access TFS Services in the cloud
  • Quickly get started with a new project with product backlogs, source control, and build automation
  • Work efficiently with source control using the top features
  • Understand how the tools for branching and merging in TFS 2012 help you isolate work and teams
  • Learn about the existing process templates, such as Visual Studio Scrum 2.0
  • Manage your product and sprint backlogs using the Agile planning tools

Approach

This Starter guide is a short, sharp introduction to Team Foundation Server 12, covering everything you need to get up and running.

Who this book is written for

If you are a developer, project lead, tester, or IT administrator working with Team Foundation Server 2012 this guide will get you up to speed quickly and with minimal effort.

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http://www.ewaldhofman.nl/post/2010/04/20/Customize-Team-Build-2010e28093-Part-1-Introduction.aspx ÊÊ Guidance on using friendly DNS names in your TFS environment: http://www.edsquared.com/2011/01/03/Using+Friendly+DNS+Names+In+Your+T FS+Environment.aspx Community ÊÊ Visual Studio ALM Rangers: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ ee358787.aspx ÊÊ Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Forums: http://social.msdn.microsoft. com/Forums/en-US/category/vstfs ÊÊ StackOverflow TFS:

provide trademark information about all of the companies and products mentioned in this book by the appropriate use of capitals. However, Packt Publishing cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. First published: November 2012 Production Reference: 1161112 Published by Packt Publishing Ltd. Livery Place 35 Livery Street Birmingham B3 2PB, UK. ISBN 978-1-84968-838-3 www.packtpub.com Credits Authors Jakob Ehn Project Coordinator Michelle Quadros Terje Sandstrøm Proofreader Reviewer

detected, and the Test Runner collects information from the Test System with all its Test Results, connects this to the bug, and the bug to the test case and the build. The circle is now complete—all these artifacts are all stored in TFS 2012 and what is so great—the artifacts are all linked together! Anyone can now access this information from any point, and drill down into any other part of connected items. This story showed a scenario with many roles and many processes in place, but you can

Mario Cecere Mathias Olausson Graphics Acquisition Editor Aditi Gajjar Edward Bowkett Production Coordinator Commissioning Editor Prachali Bhiwandkar Meeta Rajani Cover Work Technical Editor Prachali Bhiwandkar Lubna Shaikh Cover Work Conidon Miranda About the authors Jakob Ehn is currently a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and also a Visual Studio ALM Ranger. Jakob has 15 years experience in the IT industry, and currently works as a solution architect at Inmeta Crayon ASA, specializing

pending change, including edits, moves, branches, and deletes. It is not until you check in your pending changes that these are committed to the TFS source control repository as a changeset. 31 Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter The Pending Changes tab will show the files as included if they match the Team Explorer rules for files to include by default. Normally, these files are a part of the current solution. The remaining modified files in your workspace will be shown under excluded. You

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